Sunday, November 27, 2011

How to make Peanut butter at home

This has been such a discovery for me....ask me why?!...cause all this while I have never tasted peanut butter! Now, I realise what I have missed all these years! For some reason, I never felt like picking up one of these bottles from the stores...always felt, they may not taste great....why was I so prejudiced against this tasty wonder:-)?

Well, I no more need to regret cause I have learnt how to make it fresh in minutes right in my kitchen and I can make them anytime I need. So inexpensive and healthy with no added preservatives or extra fat! This is super simple and can be made in a few minutes. All you need is unsalted peanuts, a little bit of oil, a pinch of salt and flavoring of your choice...and ofcourse a blender:-)


- 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
- 2 tsp oil
- 1 tsp honey
- 1/8 tsp salt

Prep time: 15 minutes                  Cook time: NIL


- If using unroasted peanuts, roast the peanuts in 1/2 tsp oil until the red skin turns dark and you are able to smell the roasted nuts.

- Cool them for a while and de-skin the peanuts by rubbing them on a paper towel or in your palms.
- If you get roasted, peeled and unsalted peanuts, you can skip the above process. Also, you could use the peanuts with the red skin on too. I have made it that way.

- In a blender or processor, add the peanuts, salt, honey and oil and blend it well until smooth.

- If you hold them down in a spoon, it should stick and not fall. This is the right consistency.
- Eat them as it is or as a spread on your bread and refrigerate the remaining in an air tight container.

Foot note:
- The peanuts have to be ground until they turn really smooth. Do not add any water. The peanuts themselves would release a lot of oil while grinding.
- If you need a little crunchy spread, you could stop grinding while it is a little coarse.

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  1. Hi!
    Peanut butter made at home!!!!!! That's new to me! looking yummy!

  2. wow!!This is a great idea....I am sure it is delicious...
    First time here & I am your new follower....oops I am the 50th follower!! :)

  3. Amy:-) u r a special person and will remain one:-) Have been waiting to see who joins me as the 50th follower...thanks a so glad...u made my day:-)! Yes, this sure is a very yumm thing to make and eat at home than buying from stores!

  4. I love nut butters and home made is any time better.

  5. Hyma this is great! fresh and delicious..can we try almond butter too like this?

  6. sure u can make it with almonds, walnuts or any other nuts u prefer! Let me know if u try any other nuts and how it turned out:-)

  7. I consider making these core ingredients at home a very thrilling n rewarding experience n you have done a wonderful job here :)